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Why Space Matters: Building a Community of Innovation

Mamie Harvey of Alliiance and Diane Rucker of University Enterprise Laboratories (UEL) presented at Customer Focus North 2019, an event that discusses “breaking down silos to focus on people and experience.” Featuring the recently completed UEL expansion in St. Paul, Mamie and Diane focused on why space matters to drive

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Groundbreaking at Riverland Community College

Riverland Community College broke ground on September 23rd on the new Transportation, Trade, and Industrial Education Center. This exciting project celebrates technical training, incorporates new, state-of-the-art active learning classrooms, and consolidates the truck driving program onto one campus. Read more about the official announcement from Riverland Community College here.
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Ecolab Global Headquarters Wins 2018 Finance & Commerce Top Projects Award

Finance & Commerce announced Ecolab Global Headquarters was selected as one of the Top Projects of 2018. To be eligible, the projects had to be fully completed by the end of 2018. For each submittal, a panel of judges looked at the degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction

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University of Minnesota John T. Tate Hall Wins 2018 Finance & Commerce Top Projects Award

The University of Minnesota John T. Tate Hall was selected by Finance & Commerce as one of the Top Projects of 2018. Sustainable, state-of-the-art, and equipped for evolving technology, the renovation of Tate Hall created a plan for the 21st century building user while respecting the original building and integrating

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50 Over 50: Exceptional People Shattering Myths About Aging

Congratulations to Jens Vange of Alliiance and Alan Howell of the Metropolitans Airports Commission on making AARP Minnesota and Pollen Midwest’s 50 Over 50 list! These “Restroom Remakers” are recognized for their leadership in the redevelopment of the restrooms at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Get to know the other

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Target Center Renovation Wins 2019 AIA Minneapolis Merit Award

The Target Center Renovation was selected as a recipient of a 2019 AIA Minneapolis Merit Award. The award recognizes a project that exemplifies a story of excellence beyond design, a design that focuses on the public’s interest, and a design solution that embodies all of the influences that shape the

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Making the Cut: Top 300 Architecture Firms of 2019

We are proud to announce Alliiance pulled in at #160 on Architectural Record’s Top 300 Architecture Firms list! See the full list of 2019 rankings here
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Inspiring Women Leaders of the Future

Congrats to Aishwarya Karunanidhi on being a 2019 Beverly Hauschild-Baron Leadership Fund scholarship recipient! Aish’s active involvement with AIA and her thoughtful response about enhancing her leadership abilities helped her land one of fourteen scholarships to attend the upcoming Women’s Leadership Summit. Click here to learn more about the scholarship.
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Spotlight on Minneapolis Experts and Innovators

Featured in The Architect’s Newspaper, Facades+ 2019 conference co-chairs, Joe Simma of Alliiance and Will Babbington of Studio NYL, discuss the upcoming conference along with Alliiance’s and Studio NYL’s work. https://bit.ly/2IkrQV3
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Amber Sausen Receives AIA MN Young Architects Award

Amber exemplifies what the Young Architects Award is all about.- 2019 AIA Minnesota Young Architects Award juror comment. It is a great privilege to announce that Amber Sausen has been selected for the 2019 American Institute of Architects Minnesota Young Architects Award. The jury selected Amber for her ourstanding contributions

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Innovations Ahead: Uel Grand Opening

The two-story, 19,000 SF addition to University Enterprise Laboratories’ main building is now open. The project includes 18 labs and a shared work space. It also provides a renovated shared entrance hall and new office and conference rooms. Read the full article here.
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Sneak Peek At Louisville International Airport Renderings

Alliiance and Louisville International Airport - SDF reveal renderings of potential major terminal renovations. Read the full article at https://bit.ly/2I7fTmN
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Announcing Alliiance’s 2019 Promotions

SENIOR ASSOCIATES Paul Anderson  RA, LEED AP BD+C Paul joined Alliiance in 2016 and brought with him a deep résumé of public and community-oriented work with a particular focus on environmental learning and visitor centers throughout the Midwest and Alaska. While at Alliiance, Paul has provided business development leadership and design

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Welcome Ernesto Ruiz-Garcia Alliiance’s New Lead Project Designer

Ernesto Ruiz-Garcia, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, recently brought 20 years of experience to Alliiance, along with his collaborative approach to designing buildings that are practical, sustainable, and authentic. In joining Alliiance’s design leadership team, Ernesto will lend his talent, synergistic approach, and charisma to projects across all studios, firmwide design

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Tom Hysell Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

Tom Hysell leads complex project teams to achieve exceptional civic architecture. He exemplifies the technical and communication skills needed to optimize project quality while supporting the profession through specialized knowledge sharing and AIA leadership. –Statement of Achievement, American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows, 2019 It is with great privilege

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Embracing Comfort and Coziness: Falls International Airport

In it’s January/February 2019 issue, Architecture MN magazine featured Falls International Airport.
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2018 MSP Airport Employee Art Show

Alliiance proudly supports its employees’ creative endeavors both in and outside the office. Angela Enroth, an architect at Alliiance, has work showing at the 2018 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Employee Art Show.To learn more about the program follow the link below.http://airportfoundation.org/programs-services/arts-culture/
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Calyxt Wins 2018 NAIOP Award

Minnesota-based biotech company Calyxt received a 2018 NAIOP Minnesota Award of Excellence in the Office Built-to-Suit category. This prestigious award recognizes exceptional developments by NAIOP members and their teams. Calyxt believes that agricultural technologies can have a profound, positive impact on humanity. To support their goals of developing healthier foods

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Science Mill Wins 2018 AIA Minneapolis Merit Award

Science Mill was selected as a recipient of a 2018 AIA Minneapolis Merit Award. The award recognizes a project that exemplifies a story of excellence beyond design, a design that focuses on the public’s interest, and a design solution that embodies all of the influences that shape the building. In

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Target Center Renovation Selected as a Finance & Commerce 2017 Top Project

Finance & Commerce announced the Target Center Renovation was selected as one of the Top Projects of 2017. The annual awards are judged on the degree of difficulty, creativity in design, innovative construction techniques, cooperation among contractors and management, and sustainability efforts. The Target Center, the urban multi-use arena that

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Celebrating the Achievements of Two Recent College Graduates

Tyler Bares Tyler Bares, a designer at Alliiance, was in the first class to graduate from Dunwoody College’s Bachelor of Architecture program and received the 2018 Academic Excellence Award from the Construction Sciences and Building Technology department. Every year, one graduating student from each academic area at Dunwoody receives the

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Target Center nominated for Sports Facility of the Year

Target Center is a nominee for the Sports Facility of the Year in the 11th Annual Sports Business Journal Award, which recognizes excellence over the past year! http://bit.ly/2GG9b3t
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Alliiance Promotions 2018

SENIOR ASSOCIATES Julie MacLeod  AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP Senior Associate Julie brings strong design leadership to a wide variety of projects across the spectrum of Alliiance’s portfolio from corporate to aviation. She is a compelling communicator of design ideas, both graphically and verbally, and has gained the confidence of our clients.

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Xcel Substation Enclosures are finalists for an Architizer A+ Award

The Xcel Substation Enclosures are finalists for an Architizer A+ Award in the Architecture + Landscape category! You can vote for this project by going to https://vote.architizer.com/PublicVoting#/winners/2017/plus/concepts/architecture-landscape The project is in the Architecture + Landscape category. Voting starts March 14th, 2017 and ends March 30th, 2017. Located along Minneapolis’s Midtown

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Alliiance Promotions 2017

Minneapolis, MN – February 3, 2017 – Alliiance is pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals from left to right, top to bottom: Joe Allen, Gretchen Koncan, and Susanna Strand to Senior Associate; Michael McClimon, Shilo Phillips, and Kristen Salkas to Associate.
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MSP Airport Restrooms Win Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Award

Minneapolis, MN – November 11, 2016 – Alliiance is honored to announce that the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) restrooms have been awarded Cintas’ 2016 “America’s Best Restroom Award.” The restroom submissions were judged based on cleanliness, aesthetics, innovation, functionality, and unique design elements. Ten finalists were selected and then

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Xcel Energy Celebrates Design With Alliiance

May 17, 2016 – The Xcel Energy Hiawatha Substation Enclosure in South Minneapolis is another award winning and community enhancing project planned and designed by Alliiance. Xcel Energy’s video shares their story of working with the City of Minneapolis, the community, and Alliiance. More information on this project can be

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Medtronic and the Vikings Unveil “The Horn” Monument on Medtronic Plaza

Minneapolis, MN – May 11, 2016 – Medtronic and the Minnesota Vikings announced Medtronic’s contribution of a new contemporary art sculpture on Medtronic Plaza, outside the Vikings’ new home at U.S. Bank Stadium. Funded privately by Medtronic and designed by Minneapolis design firm Alliiance, the monument is titled “The Horn.”

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Gerald R. Ford and Louisville International Airports update brand during renovations

March 17, 2016 – Gerald R. Ford International and Louisville International Airport in the news at Airport Improvement
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Alliiance Promotions

Minneapolis, MN – March 9, 2016 – Alliiance is pleased to announce the promotion of the following individuals from left to right, top to bottom: Scott Sorenson to Principal; Kari Gullixson, Paul Merrell and Joe Simma to Senior Associate; David Bower, Evan Hall, Julie MacLeod, Lauren Perich, Amber Sausen, Amy

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Target Center Renovation

Minneapolis, MN – February 29, 2016 – Target Center in the Business Journal Read more here

Alliiance names President

Minneapolis, MN – February 29, 2016 – Alliiance is pleased to announce that Eric Peterson has been named President of Alliiance. Eric brings a strong collaborative leadership to the firm that puts service to the firm’s clients first while ensuring excellence in design. Peterson, who graduated with a Master’s Degree

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